NASCAR’s new stage format was evident very early in Sunday’s Daytona 500 when the Toyotas of Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing hit pit road on Lap 18. NASCAR is dividing all of its races into three segments in 2017. The segments for the Daytona 500 were 60, 60 and 80 laps respectively.
Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500 with a last-lap pass of Kyle Larson, giving new NASCAR Cup Series title sponsor Monster Energy a serendipitous start to its relationship with the sport. Busch passed Larson in Turns 1 and 2 on the final lap. Not long after Busch passed Larson, Larson’s car ran out of
The second huge wreck in the first stage of the Xfinity race was nasty. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Just 13 cars avoided two massive crashes in the first 30 laps of Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Daytona. The first big crash came on lap 23 when Scott Lagasse got into the back of Tyler Reddick and turned
Arizona incoming freshman My-King Johnson will make history when he joins the team this summer. The defensive end will be the first openly gay scholarship player on a major college football team. Johnson discussed his sexuality with the Arizona Daily Star in a feature posted Saturday.
A man wanted for murder in Texas apparently wanted to spend his potential final moments as a free person at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Earl Smith is accused of killing his uncle over a property dispute in Marion County, Texas.
Mayfield was a Heisman finalist along with teammate Dede Westbrook. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Arkansas, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. The booking log on the sheriff’s website said Mayfield was booked at 8:21 a.m. on charges
Danica Patrick drove the Nature’s Bakery car for just one season. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Nature’s Bakery alleges Danica Patrick’s agreement with a nutritional supplement company conflicted with the company’s agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing, and is grounds for immediate termination. The company filed
As he surged ahead of Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth faded away in his rear view mirror on the final lap of the 2016 Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin touched his brake pedal. Yes, with seconds left in the race – and the Daytona 500 at stake – Hamlin made a conscious decision to slow his car down. “It sounds
As lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500 approaches, teams at the back of the pack may face a dilemma. During last year’s Daytona 500, there was no guarantee a caution would fly around lap 60. “I think the biggest difference you’ll see — again I don’t know because I haven’t seen it either — but I would think
Joey Logano joined Team Penske in 2013. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — By the time Joey Logano signs his next NASCAR contract, ads for the 2024 presidential campaign will be polluting our televisions. Friday at Daytona, Logano and Team Penske announced a contract extension for the driver that will keep him
NASCAR’s new points format means AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. have already earned and lost points. As part of the points changes NASCAR instituted for the 2017 season, the top-10 finishers in each Duel qualifying race earned points. The winners of each race — Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin
Corey LaJoie bumped his way into the Daytona 500. During the first of two Duel qualifying races Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, LaJoie was competing with Reed Sorenson for one of the final spots in Sunday’s race and found himself trailing Sorenson on the outside line as Lap 49 (of
Chase Elliott won the pole Sunday and won his qualifying race Thursday. DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Chase Elliott held off challenges by Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray to win the first Duel qualifying race for the Daytona 500 on Thursday. Because the Can-Am Duel races are awarding points, Elliott is
Teams haven’t done anything other than qualifying runs with their Daytona 500 cars and yet it may be easy find a couple of favorites for Sunday’s race. “I would definitely point towards to the Fords and Penske,” Kevin Harvick said. Harvick is referring to teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.
Danica Patrick said she could relate to Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he said he’d suffered numerous concussions throughout his time as a driver. “I’ve had concussions,” Patrick said. “Every time you crash you have a concussion on a varying degree, I’m sure.
When NASCAR released the lengths of stages for all of its Cup Series races last week, it was clear the lengths of the first two segments were designed to avoid fuel mileage racing within the segments. With the first two segments of the Daytona 500 encompassing 60 laps each, drivers will have to stop
Are Tommy Tuberville campaign signs about to become a reality? According to a report from CBS Sports, the former Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech and Cincinnati coach could be entering the 2018 governor’s race in Alabama as a Republican. Tommy Tuberville resigned from Cincinnati in December.
In a wide-ranging interview on the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, the 42-year-old Earnhardt Jr. said if he won his first series title he’d retire while accepting the trophy for the championship at the Cup Series banquet. “If I won the championship on the stage in Vegas, hell yeah,” Junior said with a laugh
Kevin Olsen started six games in 2016 for Charlotte. Prosecutors say Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen threatened to kill himself and the woman he allegedly sexually assaulted before the incident happened Sunday morning. A Mecklenberg County attorney said Monday in court that Olsen and the woman went
The oak trees at the iconic Toomer’s Corner in Auburn have once again been replaced. The trees had to be replaced after a man set fire to one of the trees after Auburn beat LSU in September. As is tradition, the trees were rolled with toilet paper following Auburn’s last-second win (that cost LSU coach
Alabama went to the NFL to find its replacement for Steve Sarkisian. After reports emerged over the weekend, the school confirmed Monday that it hired New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator. Alabama was looking for a new offensive coordinator after Sarkisian went
Per a statement from DirtCar Nationals, one of the injured people was Justin Allgaier’s sprint car crew chief Kelly Kovski. Kovski is listed in stable condition at Halifax Health and Allgaier will not compete in any DirtCar Nationals events the rest of the season. Three people were taken to the hospital